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Canton girls volleyball fell one victory short of playing in state tournament

CANTON – The Canton High girls volleyball team came up one victory short of playing in the Class S tournament for the third consecutive season. One season after posting the best record in team history (11-9), the Warriors dropped lost four five-game matches as they finished the year at 7-13. Canton needed to be atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton’s Max Sparks finishes 9th to earn All-New England honors in cross country

Canton’s Max Sparks earned All-New England honors with a ninth place finish at the 83rd New England cross country championships on Saturday in Belfast, Maine at Troy Howard Middle School. It’s the best finish ever for a Canton cross country runner at the New England championships, topping the 11th place finish by Mike LeDuc in 2009.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Despite throwing for record 225 yards through the air, Rockville stops Canton

VERNON, Nov. 10 – Junior quarterback Dugan Lloyd completed 11-of-24 passes for a school record 225 yards and one touchdown but it wasn’t enough as Rockville High won their first game of the season with a 42-22 Pequot Uncas decision Friday night. Lloyd also ran for two touchdowns. Receiver Donovan Macklin caught three passes forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Coventry pulls away from Canton to advance in Class S soccer tournament

COVENTRY, Nov. 10 – The Coventry High boys soccer team scored two goals in less than a minute in the final six minutes to beat No. 15 Canton in the Class S quarterfinals on a cold, brisk Friday afternoon, 4-1. The No. 7 Patriots had a 1-0 halftime lead thanks to a goal from MikeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Late goal from Granby lifts Bears past Canton in Class S; Guilford ousts Avon

GRANBY, Nov. 9 – McKenzie Pedersen scored with 3:50 left in regulation to lift the Granby High field hockey team to a 1-0 win over Canton in the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S tournament on Thursday. The NCCC champion Bears had plenty of opportunities with 13 penalty corners. Canton had just two penalty cornersContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton booters nip Parish Hill, 1-0 to advance; Avon blanked by E.O. Smith

CHAPLIN, Nov. 8 – The Canton High boys soccer team gets another opportunity to play Coventry again. The Warriors advanced in the Class S tournament Wednesday with a 1-0 second round victory over No. 2 Parish Hill. The win allows No. 15 Canton (9-7-2) to move on to the quarterfinals where they will face NCCCContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Max Sparks runs to a top 10 finish at State Open; Avon girls finish 13th

MANCHESTER, Nov. 4 – Until Saturday, no Canton High runner had seriously challenged for a State Open championship. Canton senior Max Sparks gave it his best shot. Sparks became the first Canton boy to finish in the top 10 at the State Open at Manchester’s Wickham Park, finishing seventh with a time of 16:21, toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Voters make their choices in municipal elections

Municipal elections were held Tuesday in Avon and Canton. On the Town Council in Avon, four incumbents were re-elected with Republican Jeff Bernetich beating two Democratic challengers by 36 and 74 votes, respectively, to earn the fifth seat on the Council. Incumbent Democrat David Pena had the most votes with 2,738 but Republicans will holdContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Canton, Avon field hockey teams advance with a pair of 2-0 shutouts

DEEP RIVER, Nov. 7 – Emily Gabrielian scored two goals to lead the No. 10 Canton High field hockey team to a 2-0 win over No. 7 Valley Regional-Deep River on Tuesday in the second round of the Class S tournament. Goalie Jessica Szczepanski didn’t have to make a single save in net to earnContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tanner has two goals as Canton boys advance in Class S by beating Portland

CANTON, Nov. 6 – Axel Tanner scored two goals as the No. 15 Canton High boys soccer team advanced in the CIAC Class S tournament with a 2-0 victory over No. 18 Portland on the turf field Monday afternoon. Tanner scored his first goal with 24:15 left in the first half after Portland was calledContinue ReadingContinue Reading